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BASI Live! LFTL Australia 2021

December 30, 2020

BASI Live! LFTL Australia 2021
The Art & Science of Teaching Pilates


For the first time, one of the world’s premier Pilates conferences, BASI Learn From The Leaders (LFTL) will be offered as a virtual event in April 2021.

BASI Pilates Australia in collaboration with BASI Pilates founder, Rael Isacowitz, and an impressive lineup of international BASI Pilates presenters will deliver two days of live virtual Pilates education and collaboration.

The two-day live event includes a total of 12 Advanced Education workshops (6 live and 7 pre-recorded) and 4 BASI faculty-led mat classes. Delegates will benefit from pre-recorded on-demand workshops, pre-recorded on-demand mat classes and the option of attending the conference at BASI Pilates host studio locations across Australia, New Zealand and Japan.

BASI Pilates founder, Rael Isacowitz commented,

“I’m so excited to present this LIVE virtual format for the BASI LFTL AU conference next year. This format offers increased flexibility for attendees, more hours of Pilates advanced education while providing innovative ways to connect with the global Pilates community. Delegates also have the advantage of not having to absorb travel and accommodation expenses, or worrying about COVID related cancellations (plus its good for the environment).”


The Virtual Conference

The BASI LFTL AU LIVE two-day conference starts on Saturday, 17 April 2021 at 7.30am and runs through to 4.15pm on Sunday, 18 April 2021. The conference consists of workshops and classes with world-renowned international presenters. It is the chance to virtually connect and engage with like-minded Pilates lovers from all over the world. The conference welcomes Pilates professionals and enthusiasts with experience from all Pilates schools and traditions.

Rael Isacowitz heads up the featured presenters including BASI International Principal faculty, Theo Botha, and Meredith Rogers. Australian faculty, Ed Botha, Jordanna Smith, and Shayne Smith, along with New Zealand faculty, Simone Wagenaar who will also present an on-demand workshop for the conference.

There is an impressive line up of advanced education workshops provided including Rael Isacowitz’s, Powerhouse of the Upper Girdle and the Evolution of Pilates. Other workshops include: The Spine Corrector, Let’s Jump, Find and Fix Movement Faults, With a Twist, Enhancing Athletic Performance, Breaking down the BASI, The F2 System and Pilates for Golf. Each day will begin and conclude with a movement session and Rael will also teach his Hour of Power Mat class. The two-day conference has been approved for 13 PDPs from the Pilates Alliance Australasia (PAA).


Pre Conference

The Pre-Conference program will be provided free of charge to all two-day ticket holders. This consists of three pre-recorded workshops with international faculty Theo Botha, Meredith Rogers and Simone Wagenaar plus a mat class. This program has been awarded 4.5 PDPs from the PAA.



BASI’s Learn From The Leaders Conference (LFTL) originated in Queensland, Australia in 2002. Since then, this highly- acclaimed series has expanded worldwide, and has been held with great success in the USA, Australia, South Africa, Germany, and Greece, with more in the works.

Founder and owner of BASI Pilates, Rael Isacowitz, conceived the series as a forum in which leaders of the Pilates world could come together to further the philosophy and practice of Pilates education in a collaborative manner. Guest teachers for the program have included Lolita San Miguel, Kathy Grant, Romana Kryzanowska, and Ron Fletcher.


Contact information for the press:

Jordanna Smith

[email protected]

Tel – 0420 302 274


About BASI Pilates

BASI Pilates is a leading Pilates education academy with a reputation for innovation, dedication, and academic excellence. BASI stands for Body Arts and Science International, which is both the name of the academy’s holding company and an affirmation of its approach to Pilates studies. The mission of BASI Pilates is to create and maintain professional standards for the teaching of the Pilates Method and to preserve and perpetuate the gift of Pilates by educating teachers of the highest calibre.

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